From 16th November until 24th December 2023, the magical Christmas market, ‘Christmas at the Quay’ will be open next to Hotel D’Angleterre, where you can tuck into Swiss delicacies, browse over authentic Christmas gifts, and enjoy a traditional carousel ride.

christmas market

The festive season brings with it an air of magic, and few places encapsulate the holiday spirit as splendidly as Geneva's Christmas markets. Nestled in the heart of this picturesque Swiss city, these markets transform the city into a winter wonderland, replete with twinkling lights, the scent of mulled wine, and an array of artisanal crafts. Discover the enchanting world of Geneva's Christmas markets, where tradition, culture, and holiday cheer converge.

One of the highlights of Christmas in the Quay is the culinary experience. You can sample traditional Swiss delights like raclette, fondue, and rosti, while sipping on hot mulled wine (vin chaud). For those with a sweet tooth, there are Swiss chocolates, pastries, and gingerbread cookies to indulge in.

christmas ornaments

Wandering through the Christmas market stalls, visitors are treated to a delightful array of handcrafted treasures. Artisans from the region and beyond showcase their skills, offering a wide range of products, including handmade ornaments, wooden toys, textiles, and ceramics. These unique gifts make for the perfect souvenirs or presents for loved ones.

christmas carousel

Enjoy traditional a carousel ride at the Quai du Mont-Blanc, perfect for children looking to enjoy some festive fun in Geneva’s capital. This is most easily accessible via Bains des Pâquis or on the rotunda in the children's village.  

cheese fondue

Fondue has become a tenured favourite among groups and families around the world, originally this tradition was promoted as a Swiss national dish in the 1930s. Find out more and book the Chalet on the Quai du Mont-Blanc here.

Quai du Mont Blanc is are a true testament to the city's ability to combine tradition and modernity, creating a magical holiday experience for both locals and visitors. If you're looking for a winter destination that truly captures the spirit of the season, Geneva's Christmas markets should be at the top of your list.